Danny Brown Addresses French Montana's Claim That Lyrical Rappers Are "Broke"
Rap continues to change and grow, coming to a point where songwriting isn't necessarily all about lyrics anymore. French Montana addressed the current state of rap in a recent interview, arguing that lyric-driven rap is not necessarily what people want to hear, saying "All lyrical rappers I know are broke... I just feel like you gotta make people enjoy the music." (Though it should be noted that he was mainly referring to New York rappers who constantly criticize current trends, and pointed toward Jay Z as a good example of someone with a range).
Danny Brown Says His "Hella Hoes" Verse Was Cut Without His Knowledge [Update: Brown Clears Up Controversy]
This week, A$AP Mob got back on track with their upcoming collaborative album by releasing the posse cut "Hella Hoes," which featured verses from A$APs Rocky, Ferg, Nast and Twelvyy. Apparently though, the track wasn't originally supposed to be an exclusively A$AP affair, as Danny Brown is now saying that he recorded a verse for the song.
ASAP Rocky & Tyler, The Creator Announce Co-Headlining Tour
The co-headlining tour is a more popular option than ever, and we're now starting to see some strange combinations of artists. Today, ASAP Rocky and Tyler, The Creator have announced some shows together on the aptly titled "Rocky & Tyler" tour.If the two headliners haven't convinced you to grab tickets, perhaps the openers -- Danny Brown and Vince Staples -- will. The tour will be heading through the U.S. on 9 dates starting in September. Tickets are on sale this Friday.Check out dates and tucket info below. Will you be attending?
Danny Brown Says Rappers Are Only Co-Signing Miley Cyrus Because They're Trying To Eat
Danny Brown represents his home of Detroit to the fullest, so it may not come as a surprise that he gets sensitive when other people try to claim his city. We saw this happen with Big Sean-- who is actually from the D, but Danny didn't think he lived the authentic Detroit experience. Now Miley Cyrus, of all people, is jumping on the Detroit bandwagon, and Danny isn't having any of it.
Big Sean Fires At Those (Danny Brown) Saying He's Not From The Hood Of Detroit [UPDATE: Big Sean & Danny Brown Squash Beef]
The city of Detroit has been in the news often lately, as its state of disrepair has come to the forefront of national media. Recently, the D’s Danny Brown was speaking about his hometown in an interview and the subject of Big Sean came up, and Brown questioned the G.O.O.D. Music rapper’s credibility. Now Sean fires back.
Danny Brown Weighs In On Meek Mill & Drake's Ghostwriting Controversy
Since Meek Mill went in on Drake and Quentin Miller's "R.I.C.O." verse the other night, we've seen a number of rappers pipe up to share their thoughts on ghostwriters in hip hop. OG Maco, Kid Ink, Earl Sweatshirt, Vic Mensa and Lupe Fiasco have already spoken up, and now Danny Brown has joined the fray.
Eminem, Dr. Dre, Odd Future & Danny Brown Take Over Wembley Stadium
This weekend Eminem made history by becoming the very first rapper to headline Wembley stadium. In fact, he performed two sold out dates in a row at the 90,000-capacity venue, and he made sure to bring some friends along for the ride. The biggest news from the show was Dr. Dre's surprise appearance, showing up to perform a medley of hits, including "Still D.R.E.," "Next Episode," "Nuthin’ But A G Thang" and “Forgot About Dre." The stadium show also boasted opening slots from fellow Detroit rapper, Danny Brown, and students of Em's early horrorcore records, Odd Future.
10 Collaborations We Need
Advancements of the infinite tool that is the Internet have made collaborating among musicians exponentially easier. Gone are the days where it was nearly impossible to create music without musicians being in the same studio at the same time. Now artists and producers are able to collaborate despite being in different parts of the country, or even across the globe. One can simply email over a verse or an instrumental that can be worked with, and tweaked, into a musical masterpiece. This makes any collaboration possible and has resulted in some incredible creations recently.
Danny Brown Goes On Bleak Twitter Rant
We've seen some rappers get very bleak on Twitter in the past, namely, Hopsin went on a suicidal rant around the release of his Knock Madness album. Today we've seen Danny Brown have an equally dark Twitter rant, venting about his friends or lack-there-of within the music industry and his depression.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (July 25)
July is steadily coming to a close and the steady stream of Nicki Minaj verses continues. After appearing on the remix to August Alsina's "No Love," she prepping the release her next single, "
ASAP Rocky & Tyler, The Creator Extend Tour
ASAP Rocky and Tyler, The Creator announced that they'd be heading out on a co-headlining tour a couple weeks back, but with only 13 dates scheduled, many fans were disappointed they couldn't make the shows. The demand seems to be strong enough for Rocky and Tyler to add a few more dates to the schedule, adding stops in Vancouver, Seattle, L.A., and San Francisco.
10 Producer Remixes That Were Better Than The Original
With the evolution of producer software, everyone can make beats on their computer. It doesn't take a lot of money or studio time to learn how to chop up samples, loop drum patterns, and create something great. And we're finding more and more beatmakers are making quality tracks.
ScHoolboy Q Calls SXSW "Corporate", Says He Won't Go Back
ScHoolBoy Q tweeted his discontent with not getting into 50 Cent's show at SXSW, but apparently his issues with the festival go a little deeper than that. The Oxymoron rapper explained in an interview with the Washington Post that the festival has changed, in that the fans are no longer a priority.
Danny Brown Calls Chief Keef The "Sex Pistols" Of Rap & Says Keef's Early Work Scared Him
Detroit is a city that has never stopped making great music, and currently the D has a talented crop of rappers coming out, but unfortunately they are not getting huge shine except from the true heads. The poster child for non-mainstream Detroit bad boy hip hop is Danny Brown, an artist that is unique and very open about his use of illicit substances.
Danny Brown Hints At New Album, Lists Favorite Projects From Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar & Young Thug
Danny Brown has been quiet for a minute, but it seems he may have something big planned for 2016. The rapper, whose last project was 2013's two-faced opus, OLD, granted fans a Q&A on Twitter, answering questions both as an artist and a fan.The rapper hinted at a new album, which he seemed to be preparing to promote sometime soon. He also confirmed that the structure of the project would be much different from the two very distinct sides of OLD, promising the album is "all fucked up" in terms of sequencing.
Yams Day 2016 Recap
The inaugural Yams Day got off to an inauspicious start, as a shortage of security guards led to a bottleneck at the entrance to Manhattan's Terminal 5, thus forcing thousands of eager fans to wait outside the venue for an hour or more, in a temperature that can only be described as cold-as-balls.
Rumor Circulates That Danny Brown Got His Teeth Fixed, Rapper Says It's Not True
Danny Brown is known for his gap-toothed smile, something he flashes in just about every photo. The story of how he lost his two front teeth is one he has shared with fans, it all happened many years ago when he was hit by a car in the parking lot of a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant.
10 Must-Hear Danny Brown Remixes
Danny Brown has completely exploded in the hip-hop world over the past few years, since his humble beginnings as a Detroit mixtape rapper. His zany flow and outlandish antics have made him a staple in the festival world, his remix-ability has made him popular both in the EDM and beat culture crowds, and he has a inexplicable appeal to the indie culture, with collaborations alongside the likes of Purity Ring, Vampire Weekend and Portugal. The Man.
Danny Brown Says SXSW "Lost A Little Something"
Danny Brown was seen just before his birthday sporting his famous goofy grin and rather alarming bright green hair. However, the critically adored rapper remembers an earlier time at the most famous Austin festival and as he makes clear in his interview with Complex, he likes the old version better.
Where Is Danny Brown? Tracking His Movements Since "Old"
It's been 28 months since Danny Brown released his last album Old. Like Brown, the album has aged well. But his fans are getting impatient. We've heard about Old Danny Brown. Where is the NEW Danny Brown? In music, it's easier to imitate than innovate. Brown is an innovator by nature of his singular personality -- his vivid imagination, keen humor, punk aesthetic -- and hip hop stands to benefit from Brown dropping new material sooner rather than later. Click through the galleries to see what Danny Brown has been up to the last couple years.